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Confirmation bias bombs leadership

Confirmation bias is a common cognitive bias where individuals tend to interpret and seek out information in a way that confirms their existing beliefs or hypotheses, while ignoring or dismissing evidence that contradicts their beliefs. Here are some examples of confirmation bias from daily life:

  1. Political beliefs: People tend to seek out news sources and information that align with their political beliefs, while ignoring or dismissing information that contradicts their beliefs. For example, a person who supports a particular political party might only watch news channels that have a bias towards that party, and ignore news from other channels.

  2. Personal relationships: People may look for evidence that confirms their beliefs about their partners, while ignoring or dismissing evidence that contradicts their beliefs. For example, if a person believes their partner is cheating on them, they may interpret innocent behaviors as evidence of infidelity, while ignoring evidence that supports their partner's fidelity.

  3. Health beliefs: People may seek out information that confirms their beliefs about health and wellness, while ignoring or dismissing information that contradicts their beliefs. For example, a person who believes in alternative medicine may only seek out information that supports their belief, while ignoring evidence that suggests otherwise.

  4. Job performance: People may interpret feedback from their supervisors in a way that confirms their beliefs about their job performance, while ignoring or dismissing feedback that contradicts their beliefs. For example, if a person believes they are a good employee, they may interpret feedback that suggests they need to improve as unfair or inaccurate.

  5. Superstitions: People may interpret events in a way that confirms their beliefs in superstitions, while ignoring or dismissing evidence that contradicts their beliefs. For example, if a person believes in lucky charms, they may attribute good luck to the charm, while ignoring the fact that the outcome was likely due to chance or other factors.


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